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The Religion of Terror

I recently stumbled upon a site called That name is ironic on purpose – the site’s self-described “purpose is to counter whitewashing and explain the threat that Islam truly poses to human dignity and freedom, as well as the violence and dysfunction that ensues as a direct consequence of this religion’s supremacist ideology.” And:

The main purpose of this site is to challenge the assumption that all religion is the same, which is easily belied by common sense. Over 99% of religiously-motivated terror is committed explicitly in the name of one faith. How can that be if it is just like all the others?

They show that, at the time of writing this article, 122 people have been killed and 208 injured in the name of islam in the past 30 days alone. (I spell “islam” with a lowercase ‘i’ on purpose.) One of these incidents was the recent attack on Salman Rushdie on 2022-08-12.

The site is well organized and answers important questions, all while providing quotes from islamic religious texts to back up their claims. For example, you may have wondered whether muslims are allowed to leave their faith. They are not. Are they allowed to befriend non-muslims? No. Does islam treat women the same as men? No. Is it true that the Quran mandates the amputation of a thief’s hand? Yes. Did the muslim prophet Muhammad have the same moral compass as Jesus? He definitely did not. In light of these facts, conversion to islam is one of the worst possible betrayals of reason.

They offer guidance on how to navigate some of the manipulative rhetorical tricks muslims and their apologists may use to defend their irrationality. At the same time, they’re careful to condemnany attempt to harm or harass any Muslim anywhere in the world over their religion”. They distinguish between islam and muslims.

The site also has some powerful quotes. For example:

No other religion is so demanding of respect while doing so little to earn it.

It isn’t the victims who need lessons in tolerance and understanding - it is the Islamic world.

[We should not] assist the expansion within our borders of a religion that is consistently incapable of building countries in which even Muslims themselves want to live.

The truth is that Islam is not like other religion and it is certainly not a religion of peace.

These are just some of the many valuable insights the site has to offer. I haven’t read all of it, but I’m impressed by what I have read so far. I hope you give it a closer look.


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